News and Announcements
Preventing Homelessness, Ending Hunger
Creating for Causes Art Fair and Food Drive
December 7 & 8 - Join over local 30 artists-creating, donating and collecting-for MOM. Each artist will donate at least 20 percent of their proceeds to Prevent Homelessness and End Hunger through the work of MOM in the community. Read more!
Consider giving a gift this holiday season that makes a difference by purchasing from the MOM Gift Catalog.
Have you ever thought it might be fun to do something crazy to raise money for MOM? What about by completing a personal challenge? Or maybe you want people to donate to MOM in place of birthday gifts? Through Crowdrise, you can use the power of the internet to do all of these things. Learn more!
Missed the Open House?
What if this is all you could offer your family for dinner?
Imagine not knowing where your next meal will come from or whether you and your children will have to go to bed hungry-again. It is a parent's worst nightmare to not be able to provide for their family. Unfortunately, it's a situation that continues to grow, right in our own backyard.
The MOM Food Pantry, one of the largest in Dane County, experienced over 14,600 household visits in 2012, an increase of 19% over 2011 and 82.5% over 2010. Children represented 45% of the individuals served last year.
The need is growing and so must MOM's resources.
Summer is one of the toughest times of year for families to make ends meet. With no school breakfast or lunch to rely on, how to fill the empty plates becomes a constant source of worry. To top it off, as summer activities pick up, donations to the Food Pantry tend to drop off. MOM can't afford to have empty shelves when our families need us most.
This summer, the MOM Food Pantry will allow hundreds of families in our area to enjoy a wholesome meal-but this can only happen with your support. Every dollar helps as we work to end hunger.
Donate today and help take the nagging worry away.
Canstruction Madison 2014
Join us for Canstruction® Madison 2014, MOM's 4th year of holding Canstruction® events and collected over 150,000 pounds of food for all events combined.
Canstruction® is using one can of food as a catalyst for change. One Can® to represent the building blocks of massive sculptures. One Can® to prove that every act of kindness makes a difference. Our goal for Canstruction® Madison 2014 is to be one of the top 10 cities in food raised worldwide!
Economic Outreach Bridge Grant from Thrivent Financial
Middleton Outreach Ministry received a $5,000 Lutheran Community Economic Outreach Bridge Grant from the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation through St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Middleton. The funding was awarded to MOM based on its effectiveness in addressing the basic needs of the local community such as food, clothing or shelter.
MOM also elected to participate in a complementary two-to-one challenge grant program sponsored by the Foundation. For every dollar raised by MOM from donors by March 31, 2013, the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation will provide an additional 50 cents-up to $5,000-in support of MOM's Food and Clothing Programs. Read more on our blog.